Billingsgate and Balderdash
You are like the tuber of calcaneous, necessary but non-articulating.
Without you there is no ambulating me…
The things you’ve said to me in your gasps and low moans:
“Starting rotation from blackbird…”
“They transferred me to room 15…”
“It’s the same to die here or there.”
Meant nothing to me at the time, but mean everything now, in this age of torn Achilles.
We’re five words short of three thousand in an existence where words don’t count for nuthin’.
I miss you my tuber of calcaneus.
I miss the hole in my head.
What I’m Reading:
“Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.”
— Philip Larkin / “The Trees”